Maine Smallies

 Christopher Smith

Restoring The Penobscot: Good News

An important step was taken in restoring fish populations in the Penobscot River in Maine this week with the removal of the Veazie Dam. The Penobscot Indians have been fighting to eliminate barriers to fish that used to migrate from the Atlantic Ocean into the the river system in Maine. Tearing down the dam will […]

 Christopher Smith

Maine Alewives: Will They Hurt Or Help Smallmouth Bass?

The Maine legislature is currently in the process of deciding how rapidly to open up Maine’s St. Croix River to alewives.  Alewives are a native species of fish that were blocked from entering this waterway since 1995 due to concerns that they were having a negative impact on smallmouth bass. Just like most things, the […]

 Christopher Smith

Maine River Smallmouth Bass

Whether you are fishing  for Maine river smallmouth bass in the Penobscot or St. Croix Rivers or in any of the other accessible rivers and streams, you will find smallmouths almost everywhere. Maine’s rivers were neglected and abused for years suffering from industrial waste.  As mentioned in the article below, much of the shoreline is […]

 Christopher Smith

Alewives Impact On Maine Smallmouth Bass

In the constant debate over resource management and natural selection, the EPA has demanded that the state of Maine must allow alewives into the St. Croix watershed. There is concern over the alewives impact on Maine smallmouth bass. In a July letter to Maine Attorney General William Schneider, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has […]